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Spain's king gets key to New Orleans for 300th anniversary

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:49

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The king of Spain and New Orleans' mayor saluted the city's centuries-old Spanish heritage during its tricentennial celebration Friday.


Riders plunge 34 feet, 6 injured in roller coaster derail

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:47

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A roller coaster that derailed in Florida had been put out of service by state inspectors twice in the past year and a half because of problems with the ride.


Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Indicted On Wire Fraud Charges

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:42

Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes and company president Ramesh "Sunny"


Attorney General Sessions hits out at Philadelphia over 'sanctuary' status

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:32

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in a speech at a local college on Friday, criticized Philadelphia and its mayor over the city's 'sanctuary' status, one that limits its cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities. Sessions accused the city of coddling dangerous criminals and refusing to turn them over to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials when requested. "Philadelphia is not giving sanctuary to Americans but to foreign criminals," he said.


13 Of Our Favorite Small-Space Storage Solutions From Ikea

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 16:30

Ikea is a mastermind at making those impossible rooms in your home work extra


'Viva Le Resistance': FBI Anti-Trump Messages Give President More 'Deep State' Fodder

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:49

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump on Friday seized upon aspects of a Justice


Harvard rated Asian American applicants lower on personality scores than other students, study finds

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:49

Harvard admissions officers consistently rated Asian American students lower on “personal qualities” than students of other races, according to admissions data analysed as part of a racial discrimination lawsuit against the prestigious university. A study of 20 years’ worth of admissions data shows Asian American applicants to Harvard scored much better than all other racial groups on measures of academic merit, but worse on subjective analyses of their personal qualities completed by Harvard admissions staff. In fact, the study found Asian Americans had the lowest admission rate of any racial group between 2000 and 2019, despite having higher test scores than every other racial group over the two-decade period.


Trump claims FBI 'plotting' though report found no bias

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:30

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump disputed findings by the Justice Department on Friday that former FBI Director James Comey's handling of the Hillary Clinton email probe was not politically motivated, declaring that there was "total bias" at the FBI and that the "top people" at the agency were "plotting against my election."


Best laptop bags: Editor's choice for commuting, traveling, and charging your devices

Macworld - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:30

Next to a laptop itself, a laptop bag is one of the most important purchases you can make. With so many laptop bags and backpacks to choose from, it would be an idle exercise to try to find the best laptop bag out there. Instead, we’d rather help you find the right laptop bag for any situation, like commuting every day to work, traveling abroad, or charging your devices on the go.

With only a couple of exceptions, each product had to have a designated laptop sleeve or compartment to be considered in this review of laptop bags. These bags can all fit up to a 16-inch laptop, except where noted. Keep checking back as we review more laptop bags and backpacks and continually update this guide.

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Man Sues Ex-Girlfriend For Sabotaging Music Career So He Wouldn't Move Away

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:12

People in love do strange things, but sabotaging their partner's career is not


Pakistani Taliban leader killed in air strike in Afghanistan near border

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 15:08

By Rupam Jain and Jibran Ahmad KABUL/PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah has been killed in a U.S.-Afghan air strike in Afghanistan, a senior Afghan Defence Ministry official said on Friday, a killing likely to ease tension between the United States and Pakistan. An official at the NATO-led Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan confirmed Fazlullah was killed on Thursday. The U.S. military said earlier in Washington it had carried out a strike aimed at a senior militant figure in the eastern Afghan province of Kunar, which is on the Pakistani border, and one U.S. official said the target was believed to have been Fazlullah.


2,000 Kids Separated From Parents Under Trump Border Crackdown

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:59

The Trump administration separated nearly 2,000 immigrant children from


The Dangers Posed by the Bird Scooter Craze Catching On Across America

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:46

Riders of the scooters have often been seen without helmets, a violation of the law.


Germany fires head of scandal-hit asylum agency

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:21

Germany's interior minister has dismissed the head of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF), which is mired in a scandal over irregularities in making asylum decisions, a spokesman said on Friday. The decision by Horst Seehofer, leader of the Bavaria-based Christian Social Union (CSU), comes at the height of dispute over immigration that threatens to splinter Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc. Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) and CSU sister party are at odds over how to tackle the issue of migrants, which is also causing strain among members of the European Union.


Experts say Trump's Russia policy is at odds with itself

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:00

At a meeting of the Helsinki Commission, experts said President Trump obfuscates his administration’s policy toward the Kremlin by making pronouncements that contradict the positions of the U.S. intelligence community and diplomatic corps.


Toy guns banished as Iraqis celebrate peaceful Eid in Mosul

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 14:00

It has long been a tradition in Iraq's second city Mosul for young boys to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday by running riot with firecrackers or toy guys -- scaring their sisters and grandparents. "Weapons have destroyed our city and wounded our children," she told AFP. "It's not a good idea (to buy toy guns) and anyway I haven't found one in my neighbourhood this year", he said.


BMW M850i xDrive Finally Breaks Cover: Here’s What We Know

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:30

BMW's latest coupe, the 8-series, which replaces the 6-series, brings back memories-not all of them fond-of a similar switch that took place in the late 1980s. Back then, BMW replaced the E24 6-series with the 850i. Now BMW is finally letting us see the undisguised production model and is openly discussing details about what’s coming, just as the racing variant takes to the track at Le Mans.


Trump Calls Female Reporter 'So Obnoxious,' Tells Her To Be Quiet

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 13:08

Are you looking for more substance to President Donald Trump's vague claim


Americans' Crowdsourced Imagining of God Looks Like A Guy Named Brad

Top Stories - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:29

Liberals and conservatives, meanwhile, see God slightly differently.


Why Apple's rumored 6.1-inch iPhone will be the model everyone wants, even with an LCD screen

Macworld - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:10

We've heard enough rumors about Apple's upcoming slate of iPhones by now to pretty much know the score. Much like this current lineup, there will reportedly be three models in three sizes, ranging from 5.8 inches (the current size of the iPhone X) all the way up to 6.5 inches. But the most intriguing model is the one that fits in between: a 6.1-inch LCD model.

The scuttlebutt has always been that the 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch iPhone XI models will be OLED, while the 6.1-inch iPhone will be LCD, thus retaining a lower-priced option. According to a new report in The Wall Street Journal, Apple expects that single model to account for more than half of all iPhone sales during the next cycle, meaning it expects to move more than 100 million of them, based on current sales figures. That's a big number—and based on the Journal's sources, a switch from the original OLED-heavy plan—but it's hardly a surprise. Based on what we've heard, Apple's new LCD phone is shaping up to be a monster hit, even if it's outnumbered 2:1 by Apple's OLED phones. Here are three reasons why everyone will want one:

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